Peter Serano1,2, Maria Ida Iacono1, Leonardo M. Angelone1, and Sunder S. Rajan1
1U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Washington, DC, United States, 2Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, United States
In this study,
the authors present an analysis of a potentially overlooked clinical scenario,
namely overlapped stents separated with a layer of insulation. Electromagnetic and thermal simulations as well as measurements were performed
to test such configurations. The results show that implanted
medical devices that include gapped conductive structures, like overlapped
stents, can affect the location and magnitude of peak heating near the implant.